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Jaime King Reveals Her Must-Have Baby Items

05/12/2014 at 02:00 PM ET

Jaime King with husband and sonCourtesy Jaime King

As a new mom still in the thick of newborn-ness, Jaime King has strong opinions about which baby items are really worth having.

And she’s more than willing to share her recommendations with others.

“I wish there had been a site like Cricket’s Circle when I was pregnant! I’m a minimalist, we don’t like to have a lot of stuff or junk or waste,” she said.

“Doesn’t matter what it costs, but does it work for you, your life and your child. I went through so many things out there and this is what I realize really works.

Recently, King revealed her favorites with the cool online mommy resource and we’re sharing a few with you. Check them out below.

tkCourtesy Cricket’s Circle

STROLLER
“The best stroller hands-down is the Orbit G3. I learned from Jessica [Alba] how to swivel the base to the side so you can put all your bags in there — it’s a luggage rack! The City Mini GT for hikes because it’s super-light.”

TOYS
“There’s so many fancy brands out there but Fisher Price is the best. It’s affordable, available everywhere, well-made, tried and true.”

ACTIVITY CENTER
“The Jumparoo is both stimulating and educational.”

LAYETTE
Sapling Child from Australia. I’m so obsessed, it’s really beautiful, organic, and uses nontoxic dyes. They all have a beautiful message that’s a great reminder for you and your baby.”

HIGH CHAIR
“The Nuna. I love that it grows with the baby, from a high chair to a regular chair to a seat. I can’t stand waste!”

MOTION CHAIR
BabyBjorn babysitter, we take it everywhere. He can sit up and hang out. I like to give him a bottle in it. A splurge is the Momaroo; it’s amazing. Of all the fancy products, it’s so worth it. It can rock newborns to sleep.”

CRIB
“The Oeuf Sparrow crib is fairly affordable for being nontoxic. And Honest just came out with a $399 crib!”

BEDDING
“I have the star pattern Aden + Anais organic sheets, but I’m into the plain, white or purple/grey too. Something that I learned from my nanny: put 2 sheets on, so you can peel off the top one in the middle of the night if he pees through the diaper or the sleep sack and you’re not stripping the whole crib.”

BATHTUB
“Someone gave me a fancy bathtub and it was supposed to tell the temperature and everything, but I love the Fisher Price one for the hammock because he’s immersed, but fully supported.”

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Boobymama on

Oh yes, shes the expert, lets all take notes. Lets buy a $2000 stroller and plastic and pvc toys for our children to suck on, then lets put him/her in a baby bjorn and hang them by their crotch stuck to our front like a hood ornament. So many other great choices out there for mothers like wraps and slings and handmade wooden toys that arent toxic — Jaime, widen your horizons!

KL on

Omg.. how does your body look like that after you had a kid!! Only wish i’ll look that good after I have a baby. Good for her!

Anonymous on

Non toxic crib? What the heck?

And as a fellow minimalist, may I suggest a better ergonomic carrier, one where the baby doesn’t have to dangle by his crotch damaging his hips

Jennifer on

How about an Ergo baby carrier?

And seriously, she needs two haircuts to wear those pants.

Rachel on

Some recommended the Momaroo to us and I returned the thing after a few days of use. The swing was SO much better and lasted way longer (size and weight limits) than the Momaroo ever would have!

As for the person who suggested a “better ergonomic carrier”… she didn’t mention a carrier at all… the Bjorn babysitter is a bouncy seat.

Rachel on

NM… just noticed he’s using the bjorn in the photo ;)

Shawna on

Those pants are so gross. Yes, she is skinny and can wear what she wants but I seriously do not understand the trend of wearing pants so low they are barely covering your pubic area. No one needs to see that.

sky on

She has the longest torso that I have ever seen. It equals the length of her legs. She does look like she is pulling pants down. The baby is cute, looks like her father.

Mommytoane on

Jaime barely gained weight while pg, so its no brainer she lost it all right away.
Great ideas on some things, but others aren’t neccessary. Babies don’t really need toys. A bouncy seat that turns into a toddler rocker is more useful than one that’s just good while they are a baby. And screw fancy layettes. Get what you want, what you think its neccessary and go from there. Babies grow too darn fast to waste tons of money on clothes.

Tay on

Jaime doesn’t look like been pregnant at all on that body!

Pixy14 on

the mamaroo is worthless…..

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